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    Help Video stream to chrome

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    Some time ago I purchased a chrome-cast. I tried in vain to get the bloody thing working in my Sony amp. I plugged it into one of the HDMI input slots and can get video but no audio.. so I slung it back in the box with the realisation that my technical mojo had finally expired.. The amp is a few years old so I am working gone the assumption that it doesn't support HDMI audio.. its a sony strk880 I think.

    So.. I have plugged the bloody thing into a spare hdmi in the tv and I have accepted that I wont get audio through the amp. (Unless someone can explain what I'm doing wrong). I have then tried to stream from my pc in another room to the chrome-cast in my tv.. The only app which was recommended to me was real player cloud.. but I tried streaming a HD MKV last night and it say that I need to purchase the Pro version..

    Is there a way to get the HDMI working in the amp.. and is there a better free or purchase app that's better than real player or should I just pay the $49 for real player pro?

    short story long.. clearly..


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    Default Re: Video stream to chrome

    I dunno about amps I'm afraid, but I send all my HD movies to the Chromecast via Plex - [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] If you have an Android Tablet or an iPad I would strongly recommend paying 3 quid for the app too.

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    Default Re: Video stream to chrome

    forget real player, as Cominatcha says try plex. You will however require a machine running Plex server that has access to the storage your films are on.

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    Default Re: Video stream to chrome

    Plex is free on android through the Amazon app store I think, although I don't use it.
    If your amp supports audio return, then any audio that the TV plays can be sent through the amp.

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    Default Re: Video stream to chrome

    Quote Originally Posted by Soulassassin View Post
    Plex is free on android through the Amazon app store I think, although I don't use it.
    If your amp supports audio return, then any audio that the TV plays can be sent through the amp.
    Awesome pal.. I have an optical in point and an optical out on the TV... I'll try it this evening when I get home.

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    Default Re: Video stream to chrome

    make sure the source audio on the amp is set to hdmi, another thing to try is plugging chromecast into a hdmi slot that's working with audio,ie have you got sky tv or a games console or a bluray player conneded via hdmi with audio working, them you can make sure you haven't got a faulty chromcast, as far as im aware hdmi v 1.0 which was introduces in 2002 supported audio, so it should work

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    Default Re: Video stream to chrome

    Reading [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] it would appear to be a amp problem?

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    Default Re: Video stream to chrome

    Another vote for plex, I even upgraded with plex so I could have libraries and choose who see's them e.g.
    That way you can use it as a form of parental control. Just makes sure the kids can't watch your download of The Human Centipede :-)

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